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Old 08-19-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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RH 8 : installed, but confused

I just installed RH 8. I can log in well, I can open some programs well, and Windows 98 still works well (dual boot). But.. I'm confused for some things :

1. don't laugh.. where do you guys type those commands.. ? I can't find any place to type it.. help? what's that called? command console?

2. I have pentium 4, 256 MB RAM. But I'm confused, I tried TuxRacer, but it's very very slow.. I thought mine should be pretty fast. Is it because of the graphic and sound card? (I use creative sb live!) I can't figure the installation for it (still searching for some docs)

that's all for now, help.. thank you =D
Old 08-19-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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I usually use an x terminal, myself. If I have eterm installed, I use it. Otherwise, use any program with "terminal" in it's name. You should have gnome-terminal installed if you are running gnome.

Click the icons that look like a TV.

What is your video card? You may need a driver set up properly for it.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 08-19-2003, 09:27 AM   #3
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thank you.. I'll try to figure it out.. one by one... euh.. I've got so much to learn... X(


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